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KLM Flight Specials

Looking for a cheap KLM flight from South Africa to Amsterdam/Europe/USA? On this page you can find the latest KLM flight specials from Johannesburg and Cape Town. Use the flight bookings tool on the left to contrast airfares

Flight specials

  • 2015-09-02 KLM's Dream Deals includes some amazing flight specials! Book before the 21st of September 2015. The travel period is from the 1st of September 2015 until the 30th of April 2016. This is on selected flights departing Johannesburg and Cape Town. Flights from Johannesburg to Rome start from R6179*, to Paris from R7568*, to Frankfurt from R7872* and finally Amsterdam from R7699*.

*Unless it's the morning of the date of the flight special it's likely that it's sold out. Very limited availability, prices may have changed (probably even by the time you read this!).

Old flights specials

(retained for historic reference purposes only)

  • 2014-10-07 KLM is celebrating its 95th birthday by providing their customers with amazing specials. Europe awaits with KLM head to Amsterdan form R8564*, Rome from R5734*, Munich from R6287*, Paris from R6306* and London from 7348*. *Limited availability, prices are subject to change. Sale is valid until 14 October 2014. For travel until 31 December 2014. There is a minimum stay of 7 days and maximum stay of 1 month attached to the sale.

  • 2014-06-06 Head north this year to the US or Europe with the help of KLM's latest special. KLM are selling return flights from Johannesburg to London, Amsterdam and New York at a special fare. JHB to London from R8364*, JHB to Amsterdam from R7411* and Johannesburg New York from R10100*. *Limited availability, prices are subject to change. Book until 30 June 2014 and travel by the 31st of December 2014.

  • 2013-12-12 KLM's Festive Season Fares: JNB - Lisbon from R7476*, JNB - Paris from R7774*, JNB - Edinburgh from R8947*, JNB - London from R9241*. *Limited availability, prices are subject to change.

  • 2013-11-15 Stand a chance to win 300,000 miles - simply fly KLM/Air France between 10 Nov 2013 and 31 Dec 2013 & join the Flying Blue programme.

  • 2013-11-07 Business Class Christmas Special : World Business Class flights from JNB to Paris from R31555*, CPT to Paris from R31555*, JNB to Amsterdam from R30579*, CPT to Amsterdam from R31479*, special ends on the 19th of November 2013.

  • 2013-09-26 Romantic Europe : fly from Johannesburg to Florence from R6512*, Johannesburg to Rome from R6623*, Johannesburg to Venice from R6544*, Johannesburg to Milan from R6600* and Johannesburg to Paris from R6624*

  • 2013-08-15 Explore Canada 2013 with flights from Joburg to Toronto from R11,301* (R44,471* for business class), Joburg to Montreal from R12,586*, Joburg to Calgary from R13,124* & Joburg to Vancouver from R13,275*. There's a minimum stay of 7 days & maximum of 12 months.

  • 2013-08-02 Celebrate 2013 in Amsterdam KLM Competition= & specials. JNB to Rome from R7381*, JNB to Paris from R7478*, JNB to Amsterdam from R8061*.

  • 2013-07-16 KLM's La Dolce Vita - Italy flight specials. Johannesburg to Rome from R7502*, JNB to Milan from R7479*, JNB to Florence from R7389* & JNB to Bologna from R7402*. Cape Town to Venice from R7823*, Cape Town to Bologna from R7802* & Cape Town to Florence from R7789*.

  • 2013-06-18 KLM Royal airfares. Johannesburg to Birmingham from R8781*, Johannesburg to Edinburgh from R8779*, Johannesburg to Leeds from R9289*, Johannesburg to Glasgow from R8743*, Johannesburg to London from R9055*, Johannesburg to Manchester from R8764*, Johannesburg to Newcastle from R8812*. Fares shown are on a round-trip basis, at the current low season fares. Minimum stay of 7 days.  Maximum stay of 12 months. 3-Day advance purchase. Low Season fare travel dates: 21Dec-25Jun, 07Jul-02 Dec, 09-15Dec. Subject to N-class seat availability. Change of reservation fee of EUR120. NB. If change before departure for your outbound date of travel, the fare will be recalculated according to the fare applicable at time of rebooking of your ticket. You could therefore potentially be paying a higher fare. EUR200 cancellation fee before departure. No refund after departure. Stopover in Amsterdam permitted at a charge of EUR75 per stopover. 

  • 16 May 2013. Economy Class Specials: Joburg to Amsterdam from R7611*, Joburg to Paris from R7122*, Cape Town to Paris from R8719*, Joburg to New York from R11934*. Fares shown are on a round-trip basis, at our current low season fares. Minimum stay of 7 days. Maximum stay of 12 months. 3-Day advance purchase. Low Season fare travel dates for Europe: 21Dec-25Jun, 07Jul-02Dec, 09-15Dec. Low Season fare travel dates for USA/Canada: 16Jan-30Jun, 01Aug-30Nov. Subject to N-class seat availability. Change of reservation fee of EUR120. NB. If change before departure for your outbound date of travel, the fare will be recalculated according to the fare applicable at time of rebooking of your ticket. You could therefore potentially be paying a higher fare. EUR200 cancellation fee before departure. No refund after departure. Stopover in Amsterdam permitted at a charge of EUR75 per stopover for European destinations and no charge for USA/Canada destinations.

  • 25 Mar 2013. KLM Royal fares from Johannesburg: JNB to Amsterdam from R7557*, JNB to Venice from R6868*, JNB to Paris from R7050*, JNB to London from R8222*.

  • 14 Feb 2013. KLM Valentines Special for flights from Johannesburg to Athens and Venice.

  • 25 Jul 2012. KLM flight special to Barcelona, London and more.

  • 23 May 2012. KLM flight specials, including JNB - Amsterdam from R5178.

  • 13 Nov 2010. KLM Early Bird Special for flights from Johannesburg to Europe.

  • 15 Sep 2010. KLM low fares sale to Europe.

  • 17 Aug 2010. KLM Early Bird sale.

12 Feb 2010

KLM Valentines special.

13 Jan 2010

KLM Europe sale.

1 Dec 2009

KLM business class specials to Europe.

24 Aug 2009

KLM European Rendevous flight specials.

21 Jul 2009

KLM Take Flight Special is extended to 31 July 2009.

30 Jun 2009

Take a flight with KLM specials - Johannesburg to Dublin for R5532 is especially appealing.

7 Jan 2008

A fire in an engine of a KLM Boeing 747 forced the Johannesburg to Amsterdam KLM flight 592 to return to Johannesburg an hour into the flight. The plane landed safely and nobody was injured.

KLM Flight Reviews

The views expressed below are not necessarily those of South Africa Travel Online:

  • 24 April 2013. "My only child Kay had been in Holland for nearly 3 years . Kay visited once a year and pleaded with me to visit her in mid year.  At least we could then see each other every 6 months. I missed her so much.  My heart ached just thinking of her.  She had her own flat at our house in South Africa.  When I saw something I knew she would like I bought it and put it in her flat for when she visited. We often skyped but still I didn't really know her real circumstances.  She is a get goer, and things don't get her down very easily, but still I wanted to see her real life overseas, not the window dressing she is going to do knowing I am on my way. As we all know,  if you are not going to stay in hotels or similar accommodation you have to be invited by someone staying in the Netherlands.  Since Kay may not know about me planning a visit,  I had to ask someone for an invitation letter to hand in at the Netherlands Embassy. Kay has a dear  friend Martin in Netherland.  I wrote his mother a letter telling her I want to visit but Kay may not know.  The following 5 months flew with all the arrangements I had to do. Eventually I sat on the aeroplane on my way to Holland.  In my suitcases all the things from the flat I had bought throughout the past couple of months. In my arms a warm jacket, 6 hobby books and an overstuffed hand luggage suitcase. On my feet boots with a METAL BUCKLE. When boarding the KLM aeroplane I told the Air Hostess I am a first time flyer.  She assisted me with the TV and getting my seat in a comfortable position.  Throughout the flight  of 7 hours I never slept and never once went to the toilet. Only picturing Kay's face in front of me. During the flight I took off my shoes.  When wanting to put it on again  my feet were swollen and I had to take off my socks to let my boots fit.  Going through customs in Switzerland where I had to climb over I was told to take off my shoes because of the METAL BUCKLE.  I went through customs with BARE FEET. Joke (Martin's Mother) was waiting for me at Schipol Airport.  I couldn't not hear a word she said because of the language and the buzz in my ears from flying.  I sat on the right side of the car. In SA the driver sits there.  Arriving at  The Hague needless to say I was totally freaked out. Joke disguised me as one of her friends with a hat and glasses.  She knocked on the door where Kay stayed and asked if she could bring her friend with her for lunch.  I appeared ...   Kay shouted MAAAAA!!!!!!!!! Recognizing me with one look from underneath  the hat and glasses.  During the two weeks I stayed with her every now and then she would hug me,  saying  "Mommy it feels like I am dreaming."  "I can not believe you are really here". I could see the way my child really lives.  She works hard to pay for her studies but she lives a life making me very proud. When days go by without me hearing something from her I send an sms  " Your doorbell is going to ring". She texting back "That is part of my plan". I visited Europe a couple of times after that but it will never ever be so special as my first flight to my only child." Susan Potgieter

  • Chip Walter flew from Amsterdam to Africa with KLM: "THAT is the end game – Africa.  Flights to an exotic place, a place of Good Hope, a place that the great Dutch explorers settled and swept around as they plied the world’s waters and created the first global trade routes. AND a place I would soon write about where the world we live in today began a very long time ago. That was where I was headed, and I’m sure my journey wasn’t nearly as difficult or as dangerous as even the richest Dutch captain. So I have resolved to shut my yap, open my sleepy eyes and smile at all the other Last Apes Standing, each with their own issues and dreams and destinations, flowing around me in search of plumbing and caffeine."

KLM aircraft

  • Whilst growing up in Mbabane, an incident at an airshow results in Coy Dlamini being afraid of flying. In this delightful review, Coy explains how KLM cured his fear of flying.

KLM 787 aircraft in the sky

Flights to the UK

KLM operates flights to the following destinations in the UK:  Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Durham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Humberside, Kent, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle & Norwich.

Flights to Italy

  • 27 October 2013. KLM commences 12 flights a week to Florence in Italy.

KLM flight reservations

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KLM South Africa

0860 247 747
010 205 0101

Contact details

Phone KLM at 0860 247 747 or 010 205 0101

KLM's Baggage Services are handled by BidAir, who you can phone at 011 921 6074/73.

Golf bags on KLM

Changes to AF KL Baggage Policy eff. for all ticketing from 17 October 2011 & travel on/after 01 November 2011

- Changes to Free Baggage Allowance to/from Southern Africa* to US/CA  - 1PC @ 23kg only Permitted Free  
-  Excess Baggage Fee of USD75 will apply for 2nd additional PC in Economy to/from Southern Africa to US/CA 
-  GDS are updated to show the correct PC allowance at time of fare quote/ticket issuance

(** Southern Africa includes the following countries: South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique, Botswana, Swaziland & Lesotho) 

Updated table for AFKL Baggage Policy effective for ticketing from 17 October 2011 & travel on/after 01 November 2011





Free Baggage Allowance

Excess Baggage Fee

Long Haul

Short Haul

Piece Concept (PC)*
No of Pieces Free

Over the Free allowance

AF Voyageur (Economy)
KL Economy (Comfort)

Voyageur / Economy

1PC @ 23kg

2nd Bag @ USD100 
Exception to US/CA @ USD75 Further Bags @ USD200

AF Premium Voyageur 
AF Alize

Premium Economy

2PC @ 23kg each


AF Affaires (Business) 
KL Business

Premium Affaires / Business

**2PC @ 32kg each


AF La Premiere (First)



**3PC @ 32kg each



* Piece Concept:

1 PC = 1 Bag irrespective of weight of bag (ie 1bag of 10kgs or 1bag of 23kgs = 1 PC) 
1 PC - Free maximum weight per piece  is 23kgs for Economy & Premium Economy Cabins
1 PC – Free maximum weight per piece is 32kgs for Business & First Cabin  

* Heavy Bag: 

Fee USD100 applies for all bags between 23-32kg

Travel in AF Voyageur (Economy) / KL Economy (Comfort) 
- 2nd Bag is FREE to/from West & East Africa to USA/CA (ie when AF or KL through fares are applied eg NBONYC) 
- 2nd Bag is FREE to/from West / Central / East Africa destinations (ie when AF or KL through fares are applied eg JNBLOS) 

Flying Blue Silver, Gold, Platinum Members (Elite/Elite Plus) 
- 1 extra PC permitted Free over the Free Baggage Allowance

Golf Bags on AF & KL 
 Golf Bags are counted as part of the free baggage allowance. Like any other baggage item, normal dimensions and weight apply.
eg: when baggage allowance is 1PC, customers can check-in either one golf bag or other item of baggage free of charge. Any additional items will be considered XBAG and charged accordingly 

Exception for Flying Blue Golf Members
An exception applies for FB Golf members when: 
- they present a pre-printed golf bag waiver voucher at check-in
- the complete itinerary includes only flights operated by AF, KL, City Jet, Brit Air and/or Regional
The voucher can be pre-printed at " "

All interested Flying Blue members can join the Flying Blue Golf Club on or  

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